While everyone knows when they should give their significant other an engagement ring, we've found that people are really unsure about when they should give an anniversary band in the future.
An anniversary band is a ring that is often a multi-diamond or gemstone band, as opposed to a traditional plain metal band. While some are very simple, others are more intricate, stand-alone fashion rings.
Unlike traditional, old-fashioned lists of what kinds of anniversary gifts you should present every year, giving an anniversary band is all a matter of your personal preference. There are no hard rules of when to give one and no wrong time! Read more to learn about when you should consider giving your significant other an anniversary band:
A Milestone Year
Typically, most couples choose to celebrate their milestone anniversaries with anniversary bands. These years include your 10-year, 15-year, and 25-year anniversary, and so on. These rings can simply be gifts that represent your love, or could even be replacements for more simple engagement sets.
Popular anniversary ring styles for milestone gifts include the three stone ring which represents the past, the present, and the future, and the eternity band that features diamonds all the way around the ring symbolizing a love that will last forever.
An ‘Off’ Anniversary
You don’t have to wait for your 10-year anniversary if you are at your 7-year anniversary and feel it is the right time to give your significant other an anniversary band! As we said, there aren’t any set-in-stone rules when it comes to giving an anniversary band like there are the wedding bands and engagement rings, so have fun with it. If you really want to surprise your significant other, give them a ring on an off year, like the 4-year anniversary or 7-year anniversary. They will never expect it, and it is sure to be a surprise they will love.
Try incorporating the anniversary year you are celebrating into the ring that you are giving. For example, you could give him or her a ring that has the same number of diamonds or gemstones on the band as the years that you have been married. Then every couple of years, upgrade it with more diamonds! For the more trendy and unique styles, celebrate your anniversary in an off year by gifting your life partner with a fun, gemstone ring and then a more intricate diamond band for a milestone anniversary.
Other Popular Times
Like we said, when the time is right to give your loved one an anniversary band, go for it! We have found that there are times other than anniversaries where an anniversary band is the perfect gift to give to symbolize your love and celebrate your commitment to each other. These include:
Renewing your wedding vows
To celebrate another important anniversary in your relationship, such as an anniversary of your first date, first kiss, or proposal date.
As a gift to celebrate a meaningful and important occasion, like the birth of a child or buying a house together.
If you had hit a rough patch, as a symbol of overcoming the difficulties and a renewed commitment to your relationship
Looking for an anniversary band to celebrate your relationship? Long's Jewelers can help! Visit any of our five retail locations throughout New England or contact us with any questions.